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Local woman uses CPR knowledge to save life

Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardio pulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy parents steaming over fair changes

Tempers are flaring among some 4-H and FFA dairy parents over what they say is a major scheduling debacle by the Stanislaus County Fair.

June 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Child support agency wins national recognition

A partnership between the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services and the Modesto Nuts that campaigned for parental responsibility has won an excellence award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local milk producers earn Creamery Awards

The results of the 2012 Merced County Fair's Grade A Milk Producers' Contest have been tabulated and six entries from throughout the Central Valley rose to the top to receive the Creamery Award.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Farmer wins $2,500 for Mountain View community

For a second consecutive year, a rural community group is benefitting from the luck of Ceres farmer Wendel Trinkler. He recently won a contest hosted by Monsanto that offered a $2,500 cash prize, which he turned over on Wednesday to the Mountain View Recreation Center and the Local Warriors Club which benefits two rural schools.

June 28, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Son realizes parents’ dream by opening Denair restaurant

Business Name: Earl's Cut Meats & BBQ

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


School supply drive to benefit local foster kids

Staples for Students is holding its fifth annual national school supply drive to help kids in need. The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store starting July 1 through Sept. 15.

June 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock cheese maker finds favor with Med dieters

Karoun Dairies has been a leading producer of artisan cheeses and natural yogurts for over two decades, but recently the Turlock-based company has had an increase in demand for one its more ethnic products - labne.

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Wind sparks grass fires

The breezes that have kept the temperatures in the area in the pleasant range have also contributed to two fires flaring up alongside Highway 99 in Turlock.

June 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Lake remains open under new operator

The Turlock Lake State Recreation Area will remain open, but the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors isn't pleased with how new operator American Land & Leisure was forced upon them.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Horsing around at the county fair

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth put their skills to the test Tuesday at the Showmanship and Western horse competitions held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple holds first parade

Turlockers for more than 37 years, Dennis and Kathy Givens sat in front of their house on Sunday and watched in amazement as thousands of Sikhs marched down their residential street - and they loved every minute of it.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


PG&E to test Turlock natural gas pipelines in July, September

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming months, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion which killed eight people.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summertime Favorites offer lasting value for young readers

In 1988, the National Endowment for the Humanities published its first Summertime Favorites reading list. Selections were based on an informal survey of 60 public and private schools around the country. Every book had been published before 1960 and so had stood the test of at least one generation. Kept in circulation through reprinting and republication on the NEH website, Summertime Favorites for K-8 readers proved enormously popular.

June 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Children’s librarian hosts her final story time

After more than three decades of service, Stanislaus County Librarian Susan Guest is ready to check out her last book. Dozens of parents and children were present at the Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library Tuesday morning to see Guest work her magic during story time, one last time, as she turned each page and looked at every child as if they were the only one in the room.

June 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Monte Vista Crossing prepares to be up and running for holiday shopping

Just six months after ground was broken on the 19-acre Monte Vista Crossings expansion project locals will likely notice the final touches being added to several buildings in the upcoming weeks as multiple shops are slated to open to consumers in early October.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cigarettes may be banned in Turlock parks

Turlock smokers may need to find new locations to puff on their cigarettes and cigars other than city parks if local Girl Scouts have anything to do with it.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID Board presents Domestic Water Project specifics

The Turlock Irrigation District hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for community members to voice their views and pose questions about the potential Domestic Water Project, which has two water districts at odds.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Plaza signs get upsize approval

Tenants of the Monte Vista Plaza, which plays host to shops such as Amazing Nails and Spa and Dean's Pizza, will soon be receiving a facelift as their signs will be several inches bigger to increase visibility from the road.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mike Lynch honored by Cal Chamber

Turlocker Mike Lynch has long been involved in the political and government sphere, but this year marks the first time he is being recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business Advocate of the Year - just one of four individuals selected from among the 480 chambers that comprise Cal Chamber.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City continues to cutback water use

As local students trickle back into the classrooms for another year of school, the water in the City of Turlock aquatic playgrounds will also dribble to a stop as the City makes efforts to conserve during the state's ongoing drought.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds take top spot in county

Stanislaus County's Annual Crop and Livestock Report for 2013 revealed yet another record breaking year for agricultural commodities, mainly in fruit and tree crops. The report, which was released yesterday morning, also marks the first year that the almond industry overtook milk production for the number one commodity spot.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Larsa likely to keep permit despite neighbor complaints

Larsa Banquet Hall is three substantiated noise complaints away from having their Conditional Use Permit revoked pending an upcoming hearing at the Stanislaus County Planning Commission in October.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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